Saturday, 22 September 2007

they grow up so fast

I have just helped move my little brother in to his university accommodation. Like me he's come to Sheffield, unlike me, his accommodation is newly built. So new that the builders' take away was still in the kitchen, and the outside is still a building site!
It is all very nice and new though, with an en-suite bathroom (I didn't have one), and a flat socialising area. I'm a little jealous, after all three years ago this was me, and life wasn't nearly so scary back then.
In a years time I will have got a job, be in a new flat in I'm not quite sure where. I'll be paying back my student loan, which I think currently stands at about £30,000, not helped by them doubling the interest rate for this year. It's supposed to be at the same rate as inflation, now if inflation is at 4.8% then the economy is in big trouble. Its bad enough that the grant system our parents and everyone else enjoyed untill the mid 90s was abolished, it's even worse that they're ripping off people who have no other options by doing this. If you're a UK resident you can sign one of those 10 downing street petitions here.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

In which he was allowed to live

Blimey, how has it been over a week since I last posted???? In truth life has got busier, but there still isn't a whole lot going on. I have finally started my teaching course. I've just spent one week in school, and am part way through my second week. It's a lovely school, but christ they're little.

Doing history and maths is fun, but I had forgotten how much English lessons turned me off. I guess I'm a scientists through and through but I love me a bit of logic, and scientific method, and experimenting, and finding something amazing out. I'll never be happy until I understand everything, and as there are some very clever people out there who still are puzzled by some stuff that's never going to happen, but in a good way.

As a side note if you like science, or even if you don't but feel you should know more read Bill Bryson, A short history of nearly everything. It is the best science book I have ever read.

Anyway school, I think a separate blog will have to be started up, so much funny stuff, but as I write this with my real name, and publish it on Facebook, I probably can't share lots of it.
Anyway I'm in a delightful Primary school, in an affluent neighborhood, on the whole the kids behave themselves. I've not heard any threatening or really nasty behaviour, just the usual rudeness. One child should be lucky thon is allowed to live, thon constantly asks stupid questions, interrupts, talks when thon shouldn't be, and is just so annoying. By the end of yesterday both me and the teacher could have happily wrung thons little neck! The child is so laid back about incurring our displeasure it's untrue.